Synch Or Swim For Ashlee Simpson

**FILE** Singer Ashlee Simpson arrives at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in this Sunday, August 28, 2005 file photo at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. It's synch or swim for Simpson on her second go-round on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The vocally disparaged singer will perform this weekend, almost a year after the "SNL" audience heard her voice _ singing the wrong song _ while she held a microphone at her waist. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, FILE)
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It's synch or swim for Ashlee Simpson on her second go-round on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

The vocally disparaged singer will perform this weekend, almost a year after the "SNL" audience heard her voice — singing the wrong song — while she held a microphone at her waist.

Even though lip-synching has been around for years, the incident resulted in Simpson being lampooned as an example of today's style-over-substance culture.

Simpson's manager-father, Joe Simpson, has said she used "extra help" because acid reflux disease had made her voice hoarse.

The 21-year-old singer will perform songs from her upcoming album, "I Am Me," according to Simpson's Web site.